Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Tropical Salmon'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropical Salmon
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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Concord, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 9, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Tropical Salmon' started out slow to end up in fall one of the loveliest cannas in the garden.
A very pretty canna (o:

Positive

On Aug 31, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Supposed to be a dwarf, but the flowers have easily reached 4-feet-plus (and it's in a full-sun spot.)

Started the tubers about a month before last frost date, and that seemed to give them enough headstart. Plan to dig up all but one tuber, to test cold-hardiness (will heavily mulch the remaining tuber.)